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Mid-19th Century Portraits

Exhibition by the Galerie Neue Meister (New Masters Picture Gallery) with works from the depot in the series “Schaukabinett”, Albertinum
February 7, - April 15, 2012

The sixth presentation in the very successful series “Schaukabinett” is devoted to a theme that was an important starting point when initiating this exhibition sequence. Reserving one room for an alterable hanging of works from our own collection, some paintings, that for reasons of the lack of space, are now given the opportunity to be exhibited. Due to their temporary exhibition, they may receive even more attention. Next to the room with paintings by Rayski, this time mid-19th century portraits are on view pointing to the immense treasures of 19th century painting of the collection. Works of Dresden based portrait painters will be seen in the selection just as those by such famous artists like Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and Franz Krüger. The high artistic quality of this genre becomes obvious in a time when portrait photography had not been as popular yet. Among the paintings, the portrait of Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient by Carl Begas the Elder has to be mentioned, whose suggestive presence of an exceptional person is shown quite plainly.